Journal of Clinical Microbiology
By PCR, we detected a high frequency of viruses in adenoids obtained from children without acute respiratory symptoms. Our results suggest that persistent/latent viral infection in the respiratory tract confounds interpretation of the association of pathogen detection by PCR with acute respiratory infection in these sources.
Sato, Masatoki; Li, Haijing; Ikizler, Mine R.; Werkhaven, Jay A.; Williams, John V.; Chappell, James D.; Tang, Yi-Wei; and Wright, Peter F., "Detection of Viruses in Human Adenoid Tissues by Use of Multiplex PCR" (2009). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1184.